Meet the Governing Body

  • Miss Jennifer Lane

    Headteacher

    Term of Office
    20/05/13 - present

  • Mr Robin Riordan

    Chair of Governors

    Term of Office:
    Foundation Governor 01/03/17 - 28/02/21
    Chair of Governors 05/09/18 - 01/09/19

    Occupation: Managing partner
    Interests:
    Robin has lived in the area for the past 16 years and all four of his children have attended the School. He brings experience of transformational leadership in blue chip companies to his role as a Chair of Governors representing St Luke’s church. In his spare time, Robin likes to cook, walk his dogs and enjoy the local countryside.

  • Vicar David Trehearne

    Ex-officio Foundation Governonr

    Term of Office
    2012 - present

    Occupation: Vicar of Tidenham and Priest-in-Charge of St Briavels with Hewelsfield

    Interests:
    I was appointed Vicar of the Parish of Tidenham in 2012. Prior to my appointment here I was Llandaff Diocesan Vocations Advisor and Parish Priest of Porthkerry and Rhoose in the Church in Wales. I am married to Kathy and we have one daughter. I am a keen musician having done my first degree in music and in my spare time I very much enjoy sport (but not rugby), good wine & food (game and Chinese) and travelling! Once upon a time I was also known for doing very good impressions but that seems a long time ago now!

    Why I do it:
    With Tutshill School being a Church of England school and me being the Vicar of the Parish I have the privilege of inheriting the position of Ex-officio foundation governor. However, I do also have an education background having once upon a time trained as a teacher and having worked in several schools so I am very glad to be part of the school’s governing body and the school community.

  • Mrs Alex Watson

    Parent Governor

    Term of Office
    22/04/16 - 21/04/20

  • Dr Surraya Rowe

    Parent Governor

    Term of Office
    03/10/16 - 02/10/20

  • Mrs Lisa Hebborn

    Parent Governor

    Term of Office
    21/05/18 - 20/04/22

  • Dr Marion Evans

    Co-opted Governor

    Term of Office
    01/07/15 - 30/06/19

    Interests:
    I am a registered nurse who has worked for the health service for the past 36 years. I am currently a Director of Nursing and have had a wide variety of clinical and managerial experience running large public sector organisations. I have specific expertise in performance management, strategic planning and change management, which I consider are helpful skills that can be used to assist the school and our pupils to fulfil their potential.

    Why I do it:
    I have been a Governor at Tutshill C of E School since 2004 and during this time have been both chair and vice-chair of the governing body. I am also a member of the personnel committee at the school and Governor lead for maths. I became a governor as I am keen to ensure that all our children are able to have a good start in life as this has a direct effect on their future well-being.

  • Mrs Katharine Clarke

    Co-opted Governor

    Term of Office 01/10/15 - 30/09/19

    I am a retired mathematics teacher with grandchildren of primary school age and a lifelong interest in education. As well as teaching mathematics to A- level, mostly in a sixth form college, my professional responsibilities included curriculum planning, recruitment and mentoring in the mathematics department together with quality management across a broad range of subject areas. In addition I was an external reviewer for the provision and teaching of mathematics in other colleges in the South East of England.

    I live in Tutshill, close to the school, and take a particular interest in education both for the welfare of children and for the benefits that educational excellence can bring to the wider community. I joined the Tutshill School Governors in September 2015 and serve on the Finance and Resources Committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee. I am also the governor curriculum link for provision of Mathematics and French in the school.

  • Mrs Amanda Cooper

    Co-opted Governor

    Term of Office 05/10/15 - 06/10/19

  • Mr James Bradbury

    Co-opted Governor

    Term of Office
    21/05/18 - 20/04/22

  • Mrs Karen Beard

    Clerk to the Governors

Associate Governors
  • Mrs Natalie Fryer

    Associate Governor

  • Mrs Nina Williamson

    Associate Governor - Finance Committee

  • Mr John Ross Henderson

    Associate Governor - Teaching & Learning Committee

Vacancies:
 
LA Governor
Foundation Governor
Co-opted Governor x 2
 
Governors and Associate Members who have stepped down over the last 12 months.
  • Mrs Karen Dursley

    Staff Governor

    Term of Office 01/09/17-31/08/19

  • Ms Marilyn Henderson

    Foundation Governor

    Term of Office
    01/09/14-31/08/18

    I have been a governor at Tutshill Primary school since 2002. I am a member of the personnel committee and link governor for Early Years and I am the nominated child protection governor.

    I have lived in this area for 35 years and been a member of the local church since 1990.

    My main focus is working with children through St Luke’s Church where I have been teaching Sunday school for over 22 Years.

    I am a retired civil servant working for the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Defence. I have two adult sons and my main interests are travel and English literature/poetry.

  • Mrs Ruth Rusling

    Associate Governor - Teaching & Learning Committee

  • Mrs Amy Fleet

    Associate Governor - Teaching & Learning Committee